Big shoes to fill | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big shoes to fill

Posted By on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 3:07 PM

House Speaker Robbie Wills' latest post recounts a visit by former Gov. and Sen. Dale Bumpers to his office. He writes that he considers Bumpers a hero and tries to emulate him.

One way to do that is to stand up and take tough positions on issues where emotion is trumping reason. Panama Canal anyone?

Here's another one with current relevance -- a partial birth abortion ban. President Bill Clinton vetoed it. Dale Bumpes voted to sustain the veto. Wills voted for such a ban last week.

Just saying. If you want to emulate the man, emulate the man.

 

 


Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Moving deck chairs

    Governor Hutchinson has promised to soon reveal his ideas for "transforming government" — a reorganization aimed at reducing the number of departments that report to the governor.
    • Sep 20, 2018
  • Ascent closing three centers for children

    Ascent Children's Health Services is closing facilities in Arkadelphia, North Little Rock and West Memphis that provide Medicaid-covered early intervention day treatment and outpatient behavioral health services to about 400 children. Other providers will be sought, though Clark County at the moment has no early intervention program.
    • Sep 19, 2018
  • Trump: 'I don't have an attorney general'

    Donald Trump went off on Jeff Sessions in an interview today. Sounds like the attorney general is on a short rope.
    • Sep 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation